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MLB to pay for MiLB housing

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Now they will get fat and lazy and not want to play in MLB. <------ sarcasm

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Most Minor Leaguers make less than $15,000 per year and won't receive their next paycheck until April," Marino said. "For the next six months, they will spend hours each day training -- as required by contract -- while trying to balance second and third jobs to make ends meet. Like housing six players in a two-bedroom apartment, this is a broken model from a bygone era. Minor leaguers will not rest until they receive the livable annual salary they deserve."

Minor league players were exempted from federal minimum-wage and overtime rules after the Save America's Pastime Act, a House bill that failed amid widespread criticism in 2016 but was written into law nearly 2,000 pages into a 2018 omnibus spending bill. A class-action lawsuit filed by players alleging they were underpaid and not provided overtime remains in the court system after the United States Supreme Court denied MLB's attempt to dismiss the case.

 

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Welcome to CBA negotiations. MLB getting out in front so they can later say, “we’ve given xyz - now we want you to make abc concessions.”

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On 10/17/2021 at 6:47 PM, hi8is said:

Welcome to CBA negotiations. MLB getting out in front so they can later say, “we’ve given xyz - now we want you to make abc concessions.”

the players union doesnt care about minor leaguers 

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You would think that it would always have been in Managements best interests to make sure at the very least their investments had basic housing.   You would think. 
 

thank you for doing the bare minimum, MLB.  I look forward to finding out later that you fucked this up too 

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12 minutes ago, reiks12 said:

the players union doesnt care about minor leaguers 

I find that hard to believe.

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31 minutes ago, reiks12 said:

the players union doesnt care about minor leaguers 

You might be right.  If they did care, they would have said something about it in previous CB negotiations.  Thing is, it would have been so easy and not very expensive for MLB to solve the problem years ago when real estate was cheap in most minor league towns.

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If I read the previous information correctly, we are talking about something like a million dollars to do this.  This isn't real money here.

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1 hour ago, hi8is said:

I find that hard to believe.

MiLB players are not represented by the players union

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50 minutes ago, reiks12 said:

MiLB players are not represented by the players union

Never said they were. I’m sure they still care about them.

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5 hours ago, southsider2k5 said:

If I read the previous information correctly, we are talking about something like a million dollars to do this.  This isn't real money here.

Indeed, MLB spent more money paying off lobbyists and Congress to pass the "Save America's Pastime Act" in 2018 which enabled owners to pay less than minimum wage to Minor League Players. After Owners and Congress "saved America's Pastime", they went on to shit can over 1/4 of minor league employees and communities.

https://apnews.com/article/minor-league-baseball-lawsuits-ap-top-news-government-spending-laws-cb183f59e88948e8b9cd49ad07bde807

 

 

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15 hours ago, hi8is said:

Never said they were. I’m sure they still care about them.

im sure they care about world hunger too

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50 minutes ago, reiks12 said:

im sure they care about world hunger too

I care to no longer speak with you about this. 😆

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22 hours ago, southsider2k5 said:

If I read the previous information correctly, we are talking about something like a million dollars to do this.  This isn't real money here.

I hope JR wont have to get a 2nd job now

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5 hours ago, hi8is said:

I care to no longer speak with you about this. 😆

:bang

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On 10/20/2021 at 4:39 PM, Kyyle23 said:

You would think that it would always have been in Managements best interests to make sure at the very least their investments had basic housing.   You would think. 
 

thank you for doing the bare minimum, MLB.  I look forward to finding out later that you fucked this up too 

and proper nutrition as well

If I were teams, I'd build dorms in all of my minor league cities that included enough housing for players and a cafeteria on the ground floor.  I'd double the rooms and offer opposing teams a secured place to stay at a cost to recapture some of my investment.

This really would give you the opportunity to offer all sorts of life improving things to players, like ESL classes for foreigners and counseling.  Maybe even have a families floor for married players that provided daycare so a wife could work.

If everything goes badly, you could always convert them to apartments.  

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I always thought that it would be easy to make a dorm for home and visitor players with a cafeteria between.

 

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they might even be able to get these places subsidized as affordable housing, since they pay their players so poorly.

add a training facility and keep them there year round.  Offer it to local travel teams in the off season and the players could pick up some extra money as part time coaches

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